Open main menu




  • IPA(key)[s͈ɯda̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? sseuda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? sseuda
McCune–Reischauer? ssŭda
Yale Romanization? ssuta

Etymology 1Edit


쓰다 (sseuda) (infinitive , sequential 쓰니)

  1. (to be) bitter
    • sseun yak
      bitter medicine
    • 맛이 쓰다.
      Masi sseuda.
      The flavor is bitter.
    • 몸에 좋은 약은 쓰다.
      Mome joeun yageun sseuda.
      (Proverb) Medicine that is good for the body is bitter.

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 쓰다 (ssuta).


쓰다 (sseuda) (infinitive , sequential 쓰니)

  1. to write
    Synonym: 적다 (jeokda)
    • 소설을 쓰다
      soseoreul sseuda
      to write a novel
    • 연필로 쓰다
      yeonpillo sseuda
      to write with a pencil
    뭐 하고 있어요? ― 아 네, 글을 쓰고 있어요. ― 글을 쓰고 있군요. 글을 많이 쓰고 있네요.
    Mwo hago isseoyo? ― a ne, geureul sseugo isseoyo. ― geureul sseugo itgunyo. Geureul mani sseugo inneyo.
    What are you doing? ― Um, I’m writing. ― You are writing! You are writing a lot!
    Original English texts from 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit


쓰다 (sseuda) (infinitive , sequential 쓰니) First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄡᅳ다 (bseuda).

  1. to use
    컴퓨터를 쓰다
    keompyuteoreul sseuda
    to use a computer.
    돈을 많이 쓰다
    doneul mani sseuda
    to use [spend] a lot of money
    핸드폰 좀 잠깐 써도 돼?
    Haendeupon jom jamkkan sseodo dwae?
    Can I use your cell phone for a while?

Etymology 4Edit


쓰다 (sseuda) (infinitive , sequential 쓰니)

  1. to wear (on the head); to place on or above the head
    • 모자를 쓰다
      mojareul sseuda
      to wear a hat
    • 우산을 쓰다
      usaneul sseuda
      to put up an umbrella
  2. to be accused of, to be suspected of
    • 강도 혐의를 쓰다
      gangdo hyeomuireul sseuda
      to be suspected of robbery